Last week, one of our former members, Frank Bunton deceaded. All our thoughts go to his family. May he rest in peace…
Next wednesday, December 9th 2015, Hirakawa sensei will visit our dojo. May we invite all our adult members to do their best to join this practise?
Due to the actual security level, VUB closed their campus. We also took the decision to suspend our training today.
Thanks a lot for your understanding.
The weekend of 7th and 8th of November was a busy one this year! Our members had to travel a lot, first to Germany, Düsseldorf for the Junior tournament hosted by the local club and the next day to Ghent (Mariakerke) to join the Belgium Kendo “Kyu” Championships. Our members did very well at both events as you can see the dojo results hereunder:
7 Nov – The 23rd Dusseldorf Cup
Cat A ; without Bogu (6-8 years) Kurogi Sae – 2nd
Cat C : with Bogu Individual (6-9 Years) Spaepen Mattia – 1st / Boffa Takeshi – 2nd / Vandenheuvel Lum – 3rd
Cat E : with Bogu individual (14-18 years) Takagi Toma – 3rd
Team 5 persons : Toshiro, Constantin, Kota and Toma – 2nd
8 Nov – Kyu Championships Belgium 2015
Cat A : without Bogu (5 – 9 years) Spaepen Mattia – 1st / Boffa Takeshi – 2nd / Mihara Yuuna – 3rd / Kurogi Sae – Fighting Spirit
Cat B : without Bogu (10 – 13 years) Panzani Kaori – 1st / Levan Alexandre – 2nd + Fighting Spirit / Onodera Mami – 3rd
Cat E : with Bogu (- 13 years) Levan Constantin – 2nd / Panzani Toshiro – 3rd / Matsumoto Shunya – 3rd
At the end of the 8th of November, four of our members joined also the grading session for ikkyu (1st kyu) in Kendo. All four succeed, congratulations to Shunya, Toshiro, Mika and Constantin!
Thanks a lot to all parents, members and staff for making this weekend possible!
Pictures of Düsseldorf Tournament made by Ph. Bruwier are here:
others are available on the facebook page of Wakakoma or …
On wednesday November 4th, we had the opportunity to meet the driving force behind the “World Kendo Network” group on facebook, MARUYAMA sensei, renshi 7th dan at our dojo. Since the visit was during school holydays, not all members could join but those who did enjoyed the practice.
See you soon Maruyama sensei!
Our new season has already started. Please check the agenda for the up-to-date training schedule and do not forget to return the licence/insurance papers to our dojo manager in due time…
Dany Delepière succeed in 7th dan Kendo at the end of his travel in Japan as delegation leader for the Belgian delegation who took part in the 16th World Kendo Championships. This makes that our dojo has now 3 persons who are 7th dan Kendo…
Big congratulations for his achievement! Our BBQ at the end of this month will have a special celebration flavour!